FREDERICK, Md. – Maryland Governor Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller saw firsthand Tuesday how State investments are helping Frederick County residents. Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater hosted the Governor and Lt. Governor, along with The City of Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor, and representatives at the State and Federal levels. Officials thanked veterans at Platoon 22’s Veterans Service Center, cut the ribbon at the new Asian-American Center of Frederick County offices, and toured the site of the future downtown hotel and conference center.
“We appreciate Governor Moore’s support for the great things happening in Frederick County,” County Executive Fitzwater said. “Our veterans and our immigrant community are already benefiting from State funding, and our downtown businesses look forward to the opportunities that will be created once a full-service hotel opens along Carroll Creek.”
The long-planned Downtown Frederick Hotel and Conference Center is an economic development project of the City and County to bring needed lodging, meeting space and jobs to the second-largest city in Maryland. The 207-room hotel on Carroll Creek Park will include a fully renovated historic trolley building and a 250-space public parking garage. The economic impact of the project is estimated to be over $61 million in new spending annually and over $4 million in state and local tax revenue.